Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, September 25th – Alaskan Proud: a gun battle took place in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, over the right-of-way for a railroad, 1907.
Tuesday, September 26th – Sir Francis Drake returns to Plymouth, England aboard the Golden Hind, after a 33-month voyage to circumnavigate the globe, 1580.
Wednesday, September 27th – The Warren Commission, investigating assassination of President John F. Kennedy, issues report, stating Lee Harvey Oswald to have acted alone, 1964.
Thursday, September 28th – A woman is placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue, 1904.
Friday, September 29th – Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean, 1513.
Saturday, September 30th – Actor and teen idol, James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving a Porsche to enter it into a race in Salinas, California, 1955.
Sunday, October 1st – Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III’s Persian army at Gaugamela (modern Iraq), a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire, 331 B.C.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.